Cancer Treatment Centers of America has recently joined efforts with LabCorp and the National Football League to address the increasingly common issue of prostate cancer. Through the combined campaign, men who have risk factors for prostate cancer can get relative information and potentially free screenings.
The screenings are made free to 2,000 men over the period of a few weeks who qualify under the conditions of the program. Another undisclosed number of men who meet requirements can also receive a screening for $25 over a course of six months. Screenings will be offered at any one of its 1,750 locations in the United States.
Speaking events from former NFL players and coaches will be held by Cancer Treatment Centers of America at four of the regional cities where the hospitals operate. Discussions will include the importance of regular screenings, as well as the most common risk factors for prostate cancer and its treatment options.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America was originally started as one hospital designed to specialize in oncology. Today, the organization has a total of five locations through the United States with the headquarters based in Boca Raton, Florida. Cancer Treatment Centers of America began through the vision of Richard J Stephenson in 1988, after a personal tragedy in his life inspired him to create better care for other. The network has treated thousands of patients ever since.
There is an emphasis put on the type of treatment options available through Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Each hospital is connected to a large database of information related to the most advanced treatments for patients in the past, along with success rates and possible side effects. Specialists at the organization also help patients to cope with the symptoms of getting certain treatment, in addition to handling logistics and scheduling.